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Talon 44L Backpack

The lightweight Osprey Talon 44 Backpack rides on your back comfortably whether you're spending a night out in the woods or thru-hiking in the desert for a weekend. The designers at Osprey molded the Airscape back panel and the lightweight aluminum frame somewhat like a chimney to ventilate any excess heat so your back isn't a clammy mess when you reach your campsite. Biostretch covers the shoulder straps and waist-belt for maximum comfort and breathability while you hike, and the ErgoPull tabs cinch across your waist for an ideal fit. If you pack light, this top-loader can fit all the supplies you need for a full weekend out on the trail, and you can remove the top lid for quick day hikes while you're out there.

The Talon 44 has a lower zippered compartment for easy access to your sleeping bag, and it has straps for your sleeping pad. It also features an external hydration sleeve that's easy to refill, side stretch pockets that can fit extra water or some snacks for the trip, two zippered pockets at the waist-belt for lip balm and sunscreen, and one front mesh pocket that you can slide your map or a book into. The shoulder straps have Stow-On-The-Go attachments for your trekking poles when the trail is nice and flat, and lower InsideOut straps compress the pack down quickly and simply. This pack even has two ice tool attachment loops with bungee tie-offs so you can continue using it throughout the year.

  • Lightweight versatile pack offers lightweight, breathable comfort
  • Ventilated, comfortable backpanel keeps things light and airy
  • Shoulder straps and waistbelt maximize comfort and stability
  • Top loader access makes it easy to pack
  • Sleeping bag compartment and straps keep your bag out of the way
  • Ice axe and trekking pole attachment let you maneuver with free hands
  • Osprey Packs is based out of Cortez, CO
  • Item #OSP007X

70D x 100D nylon mini shadow check, 210D nylon block dobby
[small/medium] 42L (2563cu in), [medium/large] 44L (2685cu in)
Shoulder Straps
Waist Belt
Hydration Compatible
2 lid, 2 zippered hipbelt, 2 side stretch
Gear Loops
Ice Axe Carry
Trekking Pole Carry
Sleeping Bag Compartment
[small/medium] 26 x 12 x 11in, [medium/large] 28 x 12 x 11in
Claimed Weight
[small/medium] 2lb 4.8oz, [medium/large] 2lb 6.4oz
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 3

Question rather then review.

5` 6"
178 lbs

What’s up everyone. I currently have the Talon 33 pack and looking to get a new one. My old pack is at its max length now after a number of years having it, and I feel as if it’s a little short. I was looking at the Talon 40. My only question is what’s the difference in the 40 and 33?


My favorite lightweight Osprey pack

I've used the Talon 44 and the Exos 48 extensively and really like the fit and carry on the Talon 44. In a more humid environment the Exos could be preferred with its more breathable back panel, but in dry Colorado where I've done the majority of my backpacking with this pack, the Airscape backpanel on the Talon gets the job done tremendously. I would recommend this pack to anyone looking for a comfortable, lightweight pack, especially those in the western US where humidity is less of a concern. Backed by Osprey's no questions asked All Mighty Guarantee, the Talon 44 is built to hit the trail season after season whether you're thru hiking the Colorado Trail or a weekend warrior. Dan - Osprey rep

>Rating: 4

Great Multi-Use Pack

I've used it several times

Once again osprey has amazed me with there innovative efficient designs while producing a lightweight pack. Used primarily as a climbing pack it fits everything needed for a full day out with space for a few beers.

>Rating: 5

perfect for its size

Great for the overnight or light use multiday (hut to hut). Really comfortable both when fully loaded or half loaded for a light day. Highly recommend adding a 1.5l or 2.5l osprey hydration bladder, so much easier than bottles.

>Rating: 5


I've put it through the wringer

I could go on forever about all of the amazing features i love about this pack, but ill list the drawbacks instead..... Cons: NONE it is an absolutely flawless pack and if you need something in this size range it doesn't get any better.

>Rating: 5

Fantastic Pack

I've used it several times

I got this initially for long day use, but have definitely used on weekend trips when going light is the key. The backpanel, though not very robust, still supports a full load, but I could feel the weight start to be too much for the hip belt around 50 lbs. Anything under that, and this does exceptionally well. Very pleased with the versatility and overall comfort of this pack.

>Rating: 5

So good I bought it again

I've put it through the wringer

I've used the older version of this bag for 5 years as my go to rig, Not a single strand of this pack was worn down or showed evidence of aging. The volume is perfect for keeping your weight down and forcing yourself to packing a little lighter. The pack itself is about as light as you can go with the big name brands in backpacking. Pretty comfortable, and the latest version fixed an issue I had with thin shoulder straps digging into my shoulders when you weight the pack, so big win there. Tons of packing modularity thanks to straps on the outside and mesh stretch pockets to stuff things in. THE ONLY REASON I am upgrading to a new one is because my pack was stolen and I loved it dearly so I am sticking with the talon line... I highly recommend this pack for your overnighters or even your long thru-hikes. its bomber.

Great, great review Tim! Thank you so much! Leta Osprey Rep

>Rating: 5

I Love this pack! Great all around use!!

I've put it through the wringer

I bought Osprey because of the lifetime warranty. I chose this pack for versatility use, light weight and COMFORT! I have taken this on 3 backpacking camping trips, taken it through south america, trip to Dubai, hunting trip to pack out game, It can hold more than you need for day hikes, but with the straps you can keep stuff from sloshing around. I have also used it on my back for motorcycle trips. Just love this pack. *Light Weight *super comfortable - though if I was going to do many multiple day camping trips, I would look to a larger pack with some more support on the hips. This is a smaller multi use pack that is great because it fits in most overhead compartments so was great for treking through Chili and Argentina, perfect for Bus/Hike/Beach/Airline travel. I also use it for Ski & Snowshoeing. *Love the access from both top and bottom,

>Rating: 4

Lightweight and feature-packed

While most lightweight backpackers wouldn't consider the talon 44 "UL", I think it strikes a great balance between being lightweight and having too many bells and whistles. Pros: The fit is easy to dial in and the extra hipbelt padding on the new version is quite comfy. The side pockets are easily accessible with the pack on, and the side straps can be routed underneath. Zippered bottom compartment makes getting to pack contents less of a headache. The new backpanel breathes well and provides a bit of rigidity along with the aluminum frame. Spacious - with a 9 lb baseweight I can use this for multinight trips and am even able to fit in a BV450 or a sixpack. Cons: The shoulder strap pocket could be bigger. The stretch mesh on the pockets can be a bit delicate for bushwhacking, but have held up to PNW winter/spring trips so far. Hipbelt connection starts to sag at heavier weights (i.e. 35+ lbs)- it performs best in the mid 20's and below. Overall, the Talon series has become my go to for most trips, from dayhikes to lightweight backpacking. Definitely recommend it!

Thanks for the awesome review Aaron!

>Rating: 4

Osprey Talon 44, The Light Weight.....

I've put it through the wringer

The perfect lightweight backpack for the one to two night trek. I recently got this pack on a steal of a deal off eBay. I wanted a lighter overnight pack for my current gear. My (now sold, and replaced with a Kestrel 48 Liter) REI Crestrail 70 liter was too big to use as a overnighter pack. I saw this on eBay, watched it, and when the auction got close to ending I took a chance, I placed a bid and won. So 3 days later it was in my hands, and when I received this slightly used pack, I immediately gave it a bath and in three more days it was out on the trail. First, I assumed I would have to downsize what I carried. Going from a 70 liter to a 44 liter, you would have to downsize. What surprised me the most was with some ingenuity I was able to get all the same gear from my 70 liter into this 44 liter. After loading up the the pack, and the car I took a day trip with it to Hidden Rocks. It held up nicely and was extremely comfortable. I took it thru it's paces and after 5 miles of hiking. The Talon 44 passed with flying colors. Now That I own two Ospreys, I'm a big fan, and as I'm looking to add a third pack, my pack of choice is the Osprey.


Osprey Talon / Tempest Product Tour

Great video detailing the features and benefits of the updated Talon and Tempest from Osprey!


Can you get it on a plane as a carry-on?

Officially no, you'd be taking a risk. Most of the time major airlines in the US don't care, but officially it would be too big. The M/L is half an inch too large. I'd check out the Osprey Porter 46 or Osprey Farpoint 40 both of which are oriented for travel and I've used as a carryon.